Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Watch Where You're Going!!!

I'm taking a moment off from psychiatry to link to this story:
Texting Teen Falls Down Manhole.

Fortunately, she got out unhurt, but the family is suing, citing the "gross factor."


Anonymous said...

Ewwww!!! I live in New York and have to admit that I'm guilty of walking while typing on my blackberry. I'd like to think that I'm more aware of my surroundings than this girl and wouldn't fall into the sewer but I guess it still isn't a very bright idea. Maybe I'll lay off the multitasking. I can do without that "gross factor"!!

Anonymous said...

Truly? "The gross factor"? Are they really calling it that? (Nothing would surprise me.)

And if they were to sue ... they'd have to prove that there were no signs or cones or workers around the manhole to ward her off ... Does it surprise anyone that a texting teen would be so out of touch with reality that she would fall into a manhole?

Another thing ... with people suing for things like spilling (all by themselves!) a hot take-out coffee into their laps, suing God for causing something or other (it really did happen ... last year or in 2007, I think), or suing because of "the gross factor" (What else can you expect from a sewer!?), there might be another new disorder for the DSM-V. What the hell, eh? Call it "Idiotic Lawsuit-Launching Compulsion Disorder" or some such.

Anonymous said...

Is it wrong to be amused by this without an ounce of pity? Oh, let's all bask in the schadenfreude!

Just would think she'd already be looking downwards...and be more likely to fall while talking to someone...huh.

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